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Sneak preview of the new University of South Wales' sporting facility


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A newly released fly-through visualisation gives an early insight into the look and feel of the state-of-the-art USW sports park extension, located close to the University’s Pontypridd campus in Treforest.

It will include a full-size 3G indoor playing field, which meets stringent FIFA and World Rugby standards. Alongside this will be a specialist centre for strength and conditioning, consisting of 12 lifting platforms, changing rooms and flexible space for teaching and office use. In total, the new sports park will span an additional 9,500sq ft of floor space.

The facility is already well used by the local community and professional teams, and this is something that we hope to expand on in the future. The introduction of world-class facilities will not only benefit students on our sport courses and our students that represent the university in a variety of sports, but also build on some of the sector-leading research in to physiology, strength and condition, and sports psychology.

Dr Martin Steggall, Dean of the Faculty of Life Sciences and Education at USW

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This project is a fantastic example of intelligent, highly efficient design, and will create a first rate research facility for University of South Wales students and staff. By using our framework, the scheme will utilise a local supply chain network and create training opportunities for local people.

Mark Robinson, SCAPE Chief Executive

The extension is being delivered by Kier Construction from an Atkins design. Project and cost management services come courtesy of Pick Everard, who were appointed via the SCAPE Project Management and Quantity Surveying framework, which has now been superseded by the SCAPE Built Environment Consultancy Services (BECS) framework.

The BECS framework is led by Perfect Circle, a joint venture formed by Pick Everard, Gleeds and AECOM, and has been created to offer a comprehensive suite of design and construction consultancy services. As with all SCAPE Procure frameworks, our procurement process selects the best delivery partners, supported by an extensive local supply chain, to deliver exceptional outcomes and lasting social value for our clients and their communities.